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Market Place Wine Dinner

News Release: Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

About: Market Place Wine Dinner with MetroWines
 
Please join us, Grapevine Distribution and Chef de Cuisine Matthew Atkinson on Wednesday, May 23rd starting 6:30 at Market Place for "Farmer to Table," a fresh take on wine pairing dinners. The dinner will pair wines from dedicated vine growers from the west coast with fresh produce and foods from local North Carolina growers.
 
$65, not including tax and gratuity for the evening. Market Place is located at 20 Wall Street, Asheville 28801. 
 
For reservations, please call Market Place at (828) 252-4162.
 
Don't want to drive downtown? Park your car @MetroWines and carpool or Uber to Market Place and back!
 
More about Market Place:

We are a group of cooks, farmers, waiters, cheese-makers, organizers, ranchers, brewers and dishwashers who share a common philosophy about how we eat and in a larger sense, about life.

Chef William Dissen

Chef William Dissen

We believe in the importance of working locally, not just using ingredients from our surrounding area, but also in our contribution to the community. The success of our restaurant has always been closely entwined with the health and progress of our community. For 35 years we have supported the arts, local-needs and education programs.

Our clients have returned over the decades, we hope in part because we have always tried to treat them as family… and friends. Some might say, our food tastes good, perhaps even memorable. Each day, we do our utmost to prepare and present fresh food in a creative manner with a craftsman’s hand. Working in the most sustainable way possible is important.

The Market Place has been a fixture in downtown Asheville since 1979. Though it’s beginnings rose in the streams and mountains of western North Carolina – a place of mountain trout and small farms – it also has a hand and heart inspired by traditions far from our borders. This mélange of local food prepared with other worldly traditions of the table may have helped the Market Place garner national attention but the keen reverence for the heritage and roots of Appalachia has always remained at the center of what we do.

More About Market Place Farmers: https://marketplace-restaurant.com/about/our-farmers

 

THE MENU!

“farmer to table” wine dinner 5.23.18

1st Course

ember roasted carrots, preserved lemon, farmstead cheese, sumac, crushed almonds

Schug Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Carneros - Sonoma, CA, 2017

2nd Course

Benton's Country Ham wrapped Sunburst Trout, rainbow chard, hakurei turnips, gremolata

DeLoach Family Hook & Ladder Chardonnay, Russian River, CA, 2016

3rd Course

whey cooked Carolina Gold Rice middlins', asparagus, pine nut & mustard green pistou, soft herbs Stoller Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2015

4th Course

roasted Brasstown Beef striploin, black garlic steak sauce, charred spring onion, onion rings

Novelty Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, WA, 2014

5th Course

strawberry trifle, pound cake, strawberries, whipped creme fraiche, lemon balm

executive chef: William Dissen chef du cuisine: Matthew Atkinson in partnership with: 

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Contact for Market Place: Justin Stoffregen 
(828) 252-4162
 
Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi
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Wedding Perfect Rose' - Komaros

 

100% Montepulciano. Lovely. Light. Versatile. Rose is the strong, silent type!

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Muga Rioja, La due Arbie Chianti Clssico, Komaros Rose', Pintupi9 White&Red

 


MUGA

Rioja
90% Viura (Macabeo) and 10% Malvasia and Garnacha Blanca

NYT Wine Critic Eric Asimov selected MUGA for his
Top 10 White Rioja over bottles priced at $40 and above!

A lemon-yellow color in glass with green glints that reveal its youth. 
On the nose, expect a floral wine reminiscent of almond blossom,
with citrus notes of American lime and faint underlying toasted nuances.
On the palate, the wine is fresh with very good acidity and a long finish,
wrapping the mouth with reminders of Golden Delicious apples.
Perfect match for vegetable dishes, rice, fish and shellfish, taps or all alone.

La Due Arbie Chianti Superiore 
80% Sangiovese. 20% Merlot. 13.5ALC ! 
  Ruby red in the glass, this Tuscan wine presents ripe red fruits, violets and cherries on the nose and palate. Rounded tannins and an elegant long finish. Fermentation on natural lees in steel vats for two weeks followed by aging in barrels for 12 months and three months in bottle before release. 

 

 

Rose is Rolling IN
Shop Favorite Garofoli Montepulciano Rose is one of the first IN!

100% Montepulciano. Steel Tank. Fresh. Light. Lovely.

Start planning for "Rose in the Courtyard"
Save the Date: May 20th. Details TBA

A blend of 78% Chardonnay, 19% Sauvignon Blanc and 3% Fiano.
The Chardonnay brings plenty of texture and stone fruit flavor.
The wine is dry and zesty in character, with lifted aromas of citrus, melon and white blossom while the palate is fresh and flavorsome with lovely and fruit focus.
A delicious and rewarding white. Easy to open a second or third bottle!

A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Shiraz, 48% Shiraz
and 2% Chenin Blanc. "The Red" is bright ruby in the glass.
Lively aromas of red berries, cherry, cracked pepper and dried herbs on the nose.
Spicy and precise on the palate, offering tangy red fruit flavors,
picking up a bitter licorice quality and leaving red fruit notes behind. 

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Rose' Tasting Saturday Starts May 5th

 

News Release: Monday, April 2nd, 2018

About: Rose' Tasting @MetroWines
 
 Monthly Rose Saturday is starting on Saturday May 5th, 2018 from 10am to 7pm @MetroWines.
 
Six bottles of Rose from around the world will be "on the taste" and "on the house" and featured wines will be offered at an event price.
 
"Join us to taste the versatility of Rose," says Gina Trippi, co-owner of MetroWines. "Rose is the strong silent type!"
 
Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi 
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Women Winemakers Dinner

 

WOW! What a night. Good wine. Great menu. Excellent pairings. And Juniper Cooper of Mutual Distribution took us through the amazing world of women winemakers! The menu was set but at the last minute, we decided to step outside the wine box and called an audible.
 
First, we served Beef Carpaccio with Soave. Oh yes, we did! From Sauvia, the Soave is made by a family of four women. Founded in the 1600s, the family started exporting in the 1800s to Spain and England. The emphasis today is on sustainability and the women are pioneering the biodynamic movement in wine.
 
 
We shook up it up again and paired the Priorat with tuna and avocado with sesame and ginger dressing. GR-174 2015, a blend of Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the wine is made by Anna Gallisa. 
 
First established as a priory in the 1500s by a group of friars seeking to be closer to God, this high point was called "Scala Dei." The priory kept copious records. The methods and blends are historically accurate. The wine is balanced, structured and offers up black fruit on the nose and palate. Juniper Cooper says the wine is "a big bang for the buck" and is "approachable yet complex."
 
Pork Belly was paired with, although they said it couldn't be done! Napa Valley!  Made wine by Sarah Fuller, Piccolo Red is a Bordeaux blend. Starting her career scrubbing the floors, Sarah Fuller carries credentials and clout including stints at Quintessa and Estancia in South America. Her focus is on sustainable farming.
 
 
Vanilla Sky partnered up with Signature Rose, a blend of Malbec and Pinot Noir, from Susana Balbo made in the UCO Valley, Mendoza. Born in the 1950s in Argentina, Susana was encouraged by her parents to study nuclear physics. Fun as it was!!, Susana finally said NO to physics and yes to wine. She also started down the winding wine road scrubbing barrels. Susana was the first woman winemaker in Argentina and is still considered one of the best.
 
Juniper described this rose as "manifesting spring!" But even more than that, what we found was that the wine had a cameleon like quality. The wine works with flavors, adjusting where necessary, without losing it's character or strength. Here again, we went off campus. The dessert was sweet, no question, and some might have thought a dry rose would clash, but no, cameleon! The inclsuion of 40% Pinot Noir provided enough fruit to partner.
 

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Hiyu and Smockshop Wine Tasting with Winemaker!

News Release: Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
About: Wine tasting with Winemaker for Hiyu and Smockshop
 

On Tuesday, April 10th, from 5 to 6:30, Winemaker, Nate Ready, a Master Sommelier, will pour and discuss his well received, limited production wines @MetroWines. 

A very thoughtful and environmentally aware wine maker, Nate Ready operates a polyculture farm and uses biodynamic and organic practices in his production.
Wines "on the taste" and "on the house" include Hiyu Falcon Box, Arco Iris, Smock Shop Pinot Noir and Smock Shop Columbia Valley Red. 
“When I have Hiyu/Smock Shop wines, I am struck by the sense of place, complexity, and thoughtfulness which they embody," says Charlie Stanley of Rise Over Run, Distributor for the wines. "Master Sommelier and winemaker Nate Ready’s wines harken to  historical classics of Burgundy and the Rhone Valley, while they are firmly rooted in American expression existing at the intersection of natures agricultural beauty and human ingenuity.”
 

Smockshop says: "Smockshop is an exploration of the Columbia Gorge by the team at Hiyu Wine Farm. The Gorge contains a diverse range of landscapes within a small area. It was this multitude of potential terroirs that drew us to the Gorge. We've been working on developing relationships with growers and landowners who share our vision of farming. We now lease and farm twenty acres of land outside of Hiyu and purchase fruit from an additional few more. All of the vineyards are farmed naturally and allow us access to the full spectrum of possible flavors from high altitude, cool climate sites on the western end of the Gorge to the more Mediterranean, dessert influenced sites to the east."

 
Read more about Smockshop here: https://www.smockshopband.com/About-Us

Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi
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"Flavors and Splendors of Provence"

provence lavendar

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News Release: Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

About: Northern Provence Presentation
 
Join The Asheville School of Wine and Sylvie Delaunay of Provence Detours on Sunday, May 20th from 3-4pm @MetroWines for a wine tasting with cheese and charcuterie to accompany a presentation about the cuisine and culture and discussion of a hosted tour of the area. 
 
Sylvie Delaunay, owner and operator of Provence Detours, will offer a power point presentation called "Flavors and Splendors of Northern Provence" with details of the planned trip to the area.
  From Provence Detours: Nestled in the Rhône Valley at the northern end of Provence, our tours explore the riches of Drôme, home of the Côtes du Rhône wines. Relax and savor the charm and peacefulness of rural Provence as you experience Drôme’s sprawling vineyards, brilliant lavender fields, mountain-perched villages, and sunny blue skies. It’s a region you shouldn’t miss — home to its own identity and culture, stunning landscapes, and incredible local flavors. Take the time to stop, explore, and savor parts of France you never knew existed.

Meet the local shop owners and proprietors who have called the region home for generations. Experience sights and sounds off the beaten path — exploring places no other tour does. Taste the food of the region, grown mere steps from the medieval villages you’ll explore. Taste wines from the vineyards you’ll see as you explore the region.

Local farms, olive groves, forests, and orchards provide the quintessential Mediterranean fare you’d expect for a journey through Provence. Explore historic villages, perched atop mountains and cliffs, wandering the cobblestone streets and soaking in the warm French sun.

  Rest easy at the end of each day in a warm and inviting bed and breakfast — you’ll enjoy the same location the duration of your trip — where you’ll connect with your travel companions, share stories, and build relationships with people from around the world.

The event is "on the house" but seating is limited. Please reserve your seat by calling (828) 575-9525 or shop online here:  https://www.metrowinesasheville.com/store/special-events/and reserve your seat.

More about the tour: https://provencedetours.com/

Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi

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Italian Wine Tasting with Nicola Cerini

News Release: Sunday, March 25th, 2018
About: Italian Wine Tasting
 
Please join The Asheville School of Wine for a wine tasting with Nicola Cerini, Export Manager for Italian Wineries, Bove and Rubbia al Colle, on Monday, April 23rd from 5 to 6:30 @MetroWines. The tasting is "on the house.' parking is free, close and easy.


Bove

Three generations of the Bove family have called the rich farmland of Avezzano, Abruzzo, home. Here, they have nurtured wine grapes that grow plump and favorful nourished by soil from what was the bed of Italy’s largest lake. The lake was drained in the late 19th Century to create new agricultural lands – giving birth to modern day Avezzano.

Rome may have its historic prominence and Venice its pic-turesque canals – Avezzano itself has a history reaching to the Paleolithic period. As its inhabitants developed agricultural prominence in the early 20th Century, a devastating earthquake all but eradicated the city. Staunch residents rebuilt only to be bombed repeatedly during World War II – until liberated by the New Zealand Army in June 1944.

Families rebuilt again – and today Avezzano has come into its own for both its high quality agricultural products and its emergence as a center for tech industry.

The Bove family, who founded their cantine in 1930, epitomize the pride of the Avezzano people and embrace their role as stewards of the land and the surrounding natural resources.

And, as the saying goes, it takes a village. The Bove family works closely with local farmers to resurrect varieties like Pecorino that had nearly disappeared from the region. Likewise, refined cultivation of the fabled Montepulciano grape has resulted in wines that exhibit the region’s true character.

The wines have been forged from hardship but drink with enjoyable and with well-earned maturity. Bove wines express the character of the region’s fruitful terroir and the dedication and passion of the Bove family. A high-tech bottling line shows the family’s eye for the future. Careful sourcing from optimal vineyards and careful grape selection are hallmarks of respect for quality and tradition.

More: http://uvaimports.com/producers/bove

Rubbia al Colle

For many travellers, an exploration of Italy often begins in Tuscany. The region is known for its romantic allure, the food and, of course, the wine.

Tuscany, like the rest of Italy, is not easily pigeonholed. Its 8,900 square miles are diverse, from its capital of Florence to the tiniest of mountain villages, Tuscany is a nation within a nation, where the matter of a few miles finds diverse daily meals and much, much different wines.

Almost 7 miles due east of the Mediterranean Ocean and 57 miles southwest of Florence, Rubbia al Colle is nearly in the heart of the vast Maremma region. Here, grapes grow on two tracts. Podere Le Pulledre skirts a fertile valley floor where vines flourish in clay soil with deep sand layers, warm climate and significant diurnal temperature swings. Podere La Rubbia is located on a hillside with a warm and windy climate. Soils are clay and calcareous with stony sediment. The two vineyards are very diferent and exemplify the micro-regions that give Maremma its rich agricultural heritage.

Located on highly traveled tourist paths, this rich farmland tucks up against foothills leading to Campiglia – a beautiful walled city with roots in Medieval times. To the northeast lies the DOCG namesake, Suvereto, another walled city of barely 4,000 people.

The winery of Rubbia al Colle is located in the ancient property Le Pulledre. The Muratori family built the winery in the hearth of a hill, where now the red wines of Rubbia al Colle mature. The winery is predominately underground, made of local materials, in sympathy to the original structure of the estate. Mediterranean maquis grows on the roof of the winery and water, sun and rocks are primary elements of the winery, while clay is its foundation layer.

The wines are released at a time when they can be enjoyed – and will grow more compelling with time. Rubbia al Colle, on the Arcipelago Muratori estate, is dedicated to red wines, especially Sangiovese, and including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot. The wines are a testament to the vineyards’ outstanding growing conditions and the Muratori family commitment to tradition and quality.

 

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Dogs Found Dumped, Dead of Gunshot Wounds

Story was reported in The Asheville Citizen Times today, March 24th. HERE.

Brother Wolf has issued a reward for evidence leading to capture of the perpetrator and MetroWines has sent this Letter to the Editor. 

 

Dear Editor:

How many more stories (March 24th) do we need to read like "Dogs found dumped, dead of gunshot wounds?"

Animal abuse is not an insignificant crime. Acts of cruelty are collected along with felonies including arson, burglary and homicide in the FBI database.

What can we do? First, make animal cruelty a felony. Once the perpetrator is caught, 

the prosecutor should seek the strongest penalty and, upon conviction, the court should so decree.

North Carolina should also consider a registry of animal abusers. Concerned citizens, parents, 

and businesses should know the identity and the whereabouts of these criminals.

Because, studies show, they will go further. They will do more.

S. Gina Trippi

Asheville, North Carolina

  Calling on friends to help stop the abuse. Your Shop Dog, Bandit.

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Asheville Wine Focus Group: July

 

Chris Curtis of Country Vintner will host the July gathering of The Asheville Wine Focus Group.

The Country Vintner has served North Carolina as an importer and wholesaler of fine wines since 1995.  Our portfolio is incredibly diverse and dynamic, featuring classic iconic wineries and exciting new brands from around the world. 

We serve restaurants and retailers across the entire state from the coastline of the Outer Banks to the mountains of Asheville.  All of our wines are received into our temperature-controlled distribution center on refrigerated containers and are delivered to our customers on refrigerated trucks.

If you shop @MetroWines, you are familiar with Country Vintner Wines including Secateurs, RAATS, DMZ just to name a few!

You must reserve a seat. Please call (828) 575-9525.

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Move Over!

Hi ALL,

That's me and Cate in our beds. We liked it that way. But some of us like sharing a bed with YOU. Read on...

"For most Americans, dogs are no longer relegated to the doghouse. According to the American Pet Products Association, an industry trade group, almost 60 percent of dog owners say they regard their pet as a child or member of the family. And many let their dogs snuggle up to sleep right in their human owners’ beds, often alongside their owners."

Entire NYT Story HERE!

Great story. Boy, what I would give for one more day of sleeping next to Cate. Miss you, my friend.

                                      Your Shop Dog, Bandit

 

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Engineers Without Borders Fundraiser

 

 

News Release: Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Engineers Without Borders: Asheville Chapter Fundraiser
 
The Asheville Chapter of Engineers Without Borders invites you to a wine tasting to benefit the good work of the organization on Friday, April 13th from 5 to 7pm @MetroWines. 
 
Engineers Without Borders, a non-profit, is a team of experienced professionals with backgrounds in environmental, manufacturing, chemical, civil, mechanical and software engineering.
 
In 2015, our team of Asheville engineers (http://ewbasheville.org/) saw children kicking a soccer ball into a medical waste burn pile in Uluthe Village Kenya. A year later, in collaboration with the community, we completed the building of a safe medical waste incinerator at the Uluthe Medical Hospital and Dispensary.
 
The current project aims to improve medical waste disposal at the larger Siaya County Hospital near Uluthe. The hospital serves more than 300 people each day, that's 106,800 people every year providing all types of medical services including antimalarial drugs and antiretroviral drugs, HIV testing, prenatal care and childbirth as well as first aid and surgery.
 
Donation for the event is $20, includes glass of red, white or rose. Tickets HERE. 
 
Can't join us but want to make a tax deductible donation?
Or make checks payable to EWB-USA with "Asheville Professionals" on memo line to: 
EWB-USA Asheville Professionals
C/O Anchor QEA of NC PLLC
213 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801

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Pet Approval

 

45% of Millenials say getting their pet's approval of their dates would matter more than getting family approval, according to a Zulily survey. Well, of course. Tell it like it is!

 

And Parade Magazine answers what pets give back. "Science has proven dogs have the power to turn your frown into a smile. When you pet a dog, your body produces oxytocin and endorphins, hormones that lift your mood and strengthen the emotional bond between you and the dog. Oxytocin is the homrone that binds a mother to a child and one lover to another. Simply watching dogs playing or goofing around helps people feel happier and more relaxed."

 

That's my Cate. Got to make you smile. She was so beautiful.

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Asheville Wine Focus Group Winner: March

In a bizarre turn of events, the focus group was almost evenly split among the four wines presented by Mike Tiano of Haw River Wine Man. But, I think I saw one more hand for the Colterenzio Pinot Nero. OK, it was my hand but, hey, I count! I love this wine.  Brilliant ruby red in the glass, fresh fruity on the nose with aromas of red currants and black cherry. Colterenzio is medium bodied with ripe berry flavors on the palate. Soft tannins and integrated aciidty round out the wine. This Pinot Nero could go 2-4 years in the bottle. Bottom line is that a Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir in France and Blauburgunder (OUCH!) in Germany and Austria) of this quality at this price, $16.99, is hard to find. Find it @MetroWines!

Tellus Vinea 2016, an unoaked Bordeaux imported by Neal Rosenthal, was a close second, a hand away, OK OK, my hand. But I love this one too. This blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc is earthy and fruity with a waft of cherry. The wine is fermented in concrete allowing the true flavors of the grapes to speak without being smothered by oak. That said, this is a versatile Bordeaux.

Vallevo Pecorino sold out last night. The importer tells the story of how he found this wine:

Some years ago I helped a group of Italian winemakers tour Sonoma County wineries. The following year I was at Vinitaly, the huge Italian wine trade fair, and I went to say hello to one of the winemakers at his booth; his name was Gianni Pasquale, and he was the Technical Director for a small co-operative winery in the Abruzzo region, near Chieti. We talked for a bit, and then he asked if I'd like to taste his wines. I must admit I felt slightly embarassed; I knew roughly how little they cost, and I assumed they'd be pretty dire. But it would have been rude to refuse.

They poured the wines, and I started tasting, mentally composing a white lie to explain why I couldn't buy them. Then I realized that they were in fact exactly right- very flavorful, honest, well-made wines at a perfect price. In a sense this is an importer’s highest achievement; it’s pretty easy to find good wine at $50 a bottle, but very difficult at less than $10.  This extraordinary bottle is $10.99 @MetroWines.

COSTA DEI TRABOCCHI’ ABRUZZO PECORINO DOC

‘No, this is not the sheep cheese: the variety’s curious name refers to sheepherders who ate the grapes while accompanying their flocks…’ Ian d’Agata

Pecorino is a grape variety that almost died out, and has been coming back into production in the last 20 years or so in the Marche and the Abruzzo. The wine is characterized by fresh acidity and very attractive aromas: ‘…usually delicately herbal (sage, thyme, mint) with balsamic nuances to the crisp apple and pear aromas and flavors…’ (d’Agata again).

The Vallevò Pecorino is fermented dry and aged on the lees in stainless steel tanks, and bottled in the Spring following the vintage. Makes a great dry aperitif and works with a range of foods, from seafood to vegetables.

 

 

Also a winner, Ostatu. Not a new wine to the shop but a constant favorite with customers and, as of last night, the Focus Group. The Focus Group liked the acidity and freshness of this wine. It is a"porch sipper" or the perfect partner to seafood. The winery says: The Rioja Blanco 2016 from Bodegas Ostatu is a blend of 85% Viura and 15% Malvasia from the highest parts of their oldest vineyards - the vines are between 30 and 80 years old. Pronounced aromas of nectarine, passion fruit and peach, give way to a fresh, lively palate with vibrant acidity and a spicy finish with hints of ginger and lemongrass.

 

 

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Graves, L'Oustalet, Rosso di Rocca

What We're Talking About @MetroWines...

 

Rosso di Rocca 2015 by Daniela, Monica and Paola Roca
Read about the Winemakers: http://www.albinorocca.com/en/today/
The 2015 Rosso di Rocca, the estate’s Nebbiolo based,
Barbera and Cabernet Franc blend,
is another fruity, tasty red to drink now and over the next year or two.
Sweet red cherry, flowers, mint, orange peel and sweet spices
are laced into the supple, racy finish.
Red Beans and Rice Approved
That's Pistou on the label, the horse that still works the fields!
L'Oustalet is just as dependable and, oh yeah, red beans and rice approved.

 
  The Perrin Family has been pioneers in organic viticulture in France. Jacques Perrin being engaged in its development as early as 1950. this natural approach to viticulture has one maine goal: to encourage the roots to grow deep. When this happens, they interact with the soil's complex structure and produce grapes with marvelous intensity and balance. L'Oustalet is no exception. A blend of Grenache and Syrah, the wine displays superb aromas of juicy fruit, cherries, spices and smoked meat, with texture and balance.
You Like Semillon? Don't Forget Graves!
Chateau Graville-Lacoste Graves
IMPORTED BY KERMIT LYNCH

A blend of 75% Semillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscadelle.
Unfiltered. Stainless Steel.
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Asheville Wine Focus Group: April

News Release: Thursday, March 8th, 2018

About: April Session of The Asheville Wine Focus Group @MetroWines
 
Please join us for The Asheville Wine Focus Group on April 4th, 2018 from 5:30-6:30 @MetroWines as we welcome Bryan Hendershot of Mims Distribution, in business over 50 years, to host the evening.
 
Bryan will present four wines for participants to consider. "Participants are asked to play wine shop owner for the night," says Gina Trippi, co-owner of MetroWines. "Participants will taste the wines and answer whether like the wine, do they believe others will like the wine, should the wine be carried  @MetroWines, and what should the wine cost."
 
There is no charge for the event. Please reserve your seat by calling (828) 575-9525 or register online here: 
 
Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi
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Bread, Brie and Bubbles

Tickets Here!

UPDATE: 

Meet at shop at 4:30. Park @MetroWines.

Come on in and Share a Glass of Bubbles

UBER (not includd) picks up at 5 and drives group to Great Harvest.

Enjoy Sourdough, Brie and Bubbles, Make Sourdough.

UBER drives you back to pick up uour car @MetroWines.

DONE!

Or you can just meet us there!

News Release: March 8th, 2018

About: "Bread, Brie and Bubbles"
 
Please join MetroWines for a hands-on class and evening of camaraderie, "Bread, Brie and Bubbles" at the Great Harvest Bread Company on Friday, April 20th from 5:30 to 7:30.
 
The baker will show you how to make sour dough bread while you taste Brie on freshly baked bread paired with a French sparkling wine selected by MetroWines and offered compliments of Great Harvest Bread Company. Carve your initials in your bread, Great Harvest Bread Company will bake your loaf overnight and you pick up your work on Saturday morning!
 
"We are delighted to partner with Great Harvest Bread Company where everything is done from scratch" says Gina Trippi, co-owner of MetroWines. "What's better than freshly baked bread, cheese and bubbles?"
 
Class is limited to 20 participants. The cost is $20 plus tax. Purchase tickets online here: https://www.metrowinesasheville.com/store/product/bread-brie-and-bubbles-on-april-20th/or call MetroWines at (828) 575-9525.
 
Great Harvest Bread Company is located at 1838 Hendersonville Road in Asheville. 
 
Contact for Great Harvest Bread Company: Andy Singleton at (828) 412-3199
Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi
Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!
gina@MetroWinesAsheville.com
"Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"
Shop:  828-575-9525
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History in the Making: Women Winemakers from Around the Globe

News Release: Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

About: Women Winemaker's Dinner at Golden Fleece
"History in the Making: A Celebration of Women Winemakers Across the Globe"
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Celebrate Women's History Month! Please join MetroWines, Mutual Distribution, Great Harvest Bread Company and Chef George Delidimos for "History in the Making: A Celebration of Women Winemakers Across the Globe" on Wednesday, March 28th from 6 to 9pm at Golden Fleece in Asheville. 
"The evening celebrates women who worked their way up to be winemaker," says Gina Trippi, co-owner of MetroWines. "These women winemakers were not born to the job, some started sweeping the winery floor!"
 
Chef George Delidimos will create an original four course menu to honor these winemakers. Juniper Cooper of Mutual Distribution will tell us the story of the winemaker behind the wine paired with each dish. Great Harvest Bread Company will provide freshly baked breads for the evening and cookies, cookies, cookies!
 
Wines featured will be from Argentina, Spain, Italy and California.
The dinner is $65 plus tax and gratuity. Please reserve your seat by calling Golden Fleece at (828) 424-7655. Plenty of free parking.
 

Contact for Golden Fleece: Kathleen Marshall (828) 424-7655

Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi
Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!
gina@MetroWinesAsheville.com
"Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"
Shop:  828-575-9525
google: https://goo.gl/knC8LP
 

First Course

Beef Carpaccio

local watercress, graviera flakes, olive oil, lemon, topped with edible flower petals

Second Course

Ahi Tuna Salad

local butter lettuce, radish, avocado, citrus supremes, sesame ginger dressing

Third Course

Pork Belly and Pears

seared local pork belly, grilled pears, asparagus, candied garlic

Fourth Course

Vanilla Sky

basil-vanilla custard wrapped in phyllo nest, sugar glass, with a berry coulis 

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Paul McCartney Calls for Meat Free Monday

 

Sir Paul McCartney, while he continues to sell out concert venue at 75, is leading the Meat Free Monday Campaign asking people to skip meat just once a week to "help slow climate change, preserve natural resources, and improve their health."

 

 

Entire Article here online.

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Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast

Pinecrest Bed and Breakfast in historic Montford is the perfect place for your guests and YOU to stay for your wedding in Asheville. Pinecrest, a beautifully restored 5 bedroom inn built in 1905, is conveniently located in Montford, an easy one mile walk to downtown Asheville and just minutes from the Biltmore Estate. Plan your day’s adventure over a sumptuous breakfast served at 9am and upon your return, enjoy a freshly baked dessert and beverage. Innkeepers Dan & Diane invite you to experience relaxation, privacy and pampering at our premier Asheville bed and breakfast. Read more here. 

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